The Charlotte Hornets’ season came to a disappointing end during the play-in tournament at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks.
Unfortunately, Hornets forward Miles Bridges didn’t get to see the end of the game after being ejected with two technical fouls.
With Charlotte down 112-81 in the fourth quarter and its season all but over, Bridges was hit with two technical fouls for arguing a goaltending call with an official, automatically ejecting him from the game.
As Bridges walked from the court to the tunnel, he saw a taunting Hawks fan stretching out his arms and lashed out by hurling his mouthguard at the fan.
Unfortunately, he missed.
More, unfortunately, he hit a female fan sitting near his target in the face with the mouthguard.
The original target was smiling on camera; however, the woman hit was not as happy.
The video below shows Bridges hurling his mouthguard after walking off the court.
Miles Bridges was ejected after arguing this goaltend call. pic.twitter.com/ijvc7SxlNF
— ESPN (@espn) April 14, 2022
That sequence landed Bridges a fine from the NBA in the $50,000 range.
Bridges posted a request via Twitter asking to contact the fan after the game, calling his actions “unacceptable.”
Somebody get me in contact with the young lady. That’s unacceptable. https://t.co/MlLZjMgcBF
— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) April 14, 2022
Bridges’ mouthguard toss was hardly the Hornets’ only miss in the game, as the team finished 34 of 90 from the field (37.8 percent) with 14 turnovers on a miserable night in Atlanta.
With the 132-103 loss, the Hornets end their season via a blowout in the 9-vs.-10 play-in game for a second straight year.
Miles Bridges, 24, had 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with four rebounds and four assists.
His night ended in horrendous fashion after a solid season from the young forward.